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Impera: “Get Up” comes roaring out of the speakers, all studio shine and spit-polished!

Traveling back and forth from New York City to Istanbul, Impera is a DJ and production tandem made up of two talented brothers, hailing from Turkey. Joining forces in 2014, the duo are launching themselves within the Dance music scene with their unique take on EDM and Progressive House. After managing successful careers as solo artists, they decided to work together in widening their audience reach and setting the way to obtaining the very top spot within the electronic music industry. Impera could’ve very easily gotten lost in the massive wave of electronic duos that made their way into our ears in recent years.

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Dare To Be Dreamers: “Making Believe” – lyrically intelligent and emotionally driven

Dare To Be Dreamers is a San Diego band using their music & films to inspire hope and make dreams come true. Their live show is captivating and interactive, featuring a full live band, with two-time turntable champion DJ Mikey Lim, and stunning visual/stage FX. Off their stunning debut album “Still Young”, comes the single “Making Believe” and its superb supporting video. Dare To Be Dreamers exceeded my expectations. I wasn’t familiar with the group until I heard “Making Believe”, which is awesome. The lead vocalist is amazing and struts his voice singing primarily in his upper register.  I was in awe

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Onur Selcuk: “Fever (Bayrasa Avant-Garde Mix)” – a Chillout Lounge version all his own!

The song “Fever” was originally written by Eddie Cooley and Otis Blackwell, who used the pseudonym John Davenport. It was first recorded by Little Willie John in 1956, and has since been covered by numerous artists from various musical genres. Running through the musical annals of time, you will find a Moulin Rouge-type version by French female singer Lorie, a Disco version by Swedish artist, Madleen Kane. You might even bump into a Salsa mix done performed by Cuba’s La Lupe, or more classical styled versions by Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Michael Bubblé or John Farnham. Not to mention those

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Taurus Johnson Drops His First Single entitled “Gentle Jam”

New upcoming, unsigned artist Taurus Johnson released his first Single entitled “Gentle Jam”. You can purchase the track on the Google Play Store and iTunes as well as listen to it on Spotify, Rhapsody, Tidal, YouTube and many more!

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Tommy Shafer: “Breakthrough” – a great writer and a real musician!

Tommy Shafer is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from New Jersey who has been singing ever since he was inspired by Justin Bieber when he watched his 2011 Documentary “Never Say Never.” Tommy never got serious until March of 2012 when he picked up his dad’s Martin guitar and learned a few Justin Bieber songs. A few months later he bought his own Epiphone Hummingbird Acoustic guitar and soon enough he started posting YouTube videos and got a few hits. But Tommy didn’t stop there. Tommy was writing songs and felt he needed to put them into some sort of

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EsZ: “Away From Me” – The lyrics here are often spectacular, and also very consistent!

Brooklyn-based hip hop artist EsZ (Erron’s Attic) continues his evolution, and luckily for us we get to reap the benefits. His latest track, “Away From Me”, again explores new territory and everything has taken a step up. As always, EsZ has a deft rapping style that switches up often enough within a song so that whenever you start to feel comfortable he brings something new lyrically. Everything just clicks right on this single. The production is hot; the lyrics are original and thought provoking. EsZ’s hilarious references and punchlines are pure and easy-flowing, and always clever when he’s having fun. But his

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Katrell The Phenomenal: “Bea’s Lude II” – a beat and rhythmic style that makes you want to listen to it over and over again!

Katrell The Phenomenal is back with another blazing hip-hop track, entitled “Bea’s Lude II”, built upon a R&B production by Tone Jonez, who also sings the amazingly soulful hook, while the recording and engineering was handled by DoomGotBeats. This track is everything that today’s music is missing. It’s well-written, beautifully crafted and timeless. Katrell has always kept his artistic integrity in every single or album he has released in his career. “Bea’s Lude II” is an incredible master stroke of pure musical genius. Katrell The Phenomenal has infused a much needed jolt of hope into R&B and Hip-hop blended music

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“Save Yourself” – Chazzie knows how to work and ride a groove!

The Atlanta native, Chazzie, has worked with a world of phenomenal unknown talents, as well as known artists Cee-Lo Green and Killer Mic both Dungeon Family, including producers DJ Primier, Rusty J. and Anthony David to name a few. Chazzie is an artist and songwriter who combines both R&B and Hip-hop into her music style. Her voice is raw and emotionally invested; it’s the one quality that sets her apart from many other singers in the business. She has heart and that comes through in every word she utters. You’ve probably been hearing a lot about soul lately, and how it’s

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Sol N Beef: “Night Shift” – excellently creative work with superb remixes

After their acclaimed single, “Sax Please”, featuring the saxophone as one of the lead instruments, Sol N Beef is back with totally different minimal electronic sound on their brand new track, “Night Life”. Claras “Beefy” Brown who kicked off his musical journey in the 3rd grade with classical training on the trumpet and excelling at orchestra work, took a different route growing up, and studied music production in Florida. It was there that he met Rod Carrillo and Sol. Soleil “Sol” Carrillo’s musical journey began at the age of 7, when he stared playing the cello. Sax Please was the

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Casting still open for “Magic Pills” animated comic strip video!

Music producer from the NY area Alex Moss is creating an unordinary music video. This is an animated comic strip with an exciting story about a guy Sam, his English bulldog and a pill box with experimental meds that accidentally appeared instead of Sam’s depression pills. His dog starts talking to him telling to do some things Sam had never had courage for. And when on their road appear Sam’s EX and mad boss from his job things suddenly take new development. According to creator’s words, it’s not just a music video. Composition of a high energy song, amazing drawings

Toya Nash: “Him…” Edgy, Raw and Impassioned

Toya Nash is a classically trained mezzo-Soprano, and holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from the prestigious Actors Studio Drama School in Manhattan. She is also an accomplished actress of both stage and screen and can be seen in the feature, Trapped.

Toya also founded The LANA Company, her own line of natural bath and body products, as well as being the founder of Coach Your Craft, a coaching company for voice and acting. Toya is a strong believer in giving back, and often sponsors children and teens by offering free voice and acting workshops through Coach Your Craft.

Toya Nash has just released her debut EP, Him…, and she is currently performing at various venues throughout the US.

Toya has one heck of a voice and the kind of secure yet relaxed performance style which carries the Ep through with convincing, energetic and charismatic flair. She puts so much feeling and meaning into every track, you’ll feel the words hit your chest. The passion she delivers, makes you to feel how good this music is.

The Ep has a sound all of its own. It achieves a superb balance between professional production and understated clean minimalistic sound. It’s clear, crisp and uncluttered, and the compositions are strong enough to stand proud against some of the classics of this genre. The acoustic guitar and bass riffs will probably cause a few jaws to drop too, as they are just sublime in places. Toya’s sound is rugged R&B, dipped into heartrending soul, and all spiced up with a sprinkling of pop and rock.

My absolute favorites, “No Pressure” and “Let Me In,” are edgy, raw and impassioned. This is exactly where I think Toya should be. Her handling of slowly calibrated laments, is really overwhelming. This is the sound of a gifted artist who has created an extremely accomplished piece of art.

I could use dozens of superlatives but nothing could properly express my joy over the songs on this Ep, which are both organic sounding yet very sophisticated. So what’s so good about it? Well… everything really, but most of all Toya’s voice, which goes from soft and pure, to intense and confident. Sometimes in the same song.

She sounds so authentic, so real, and so unique, while the music creates stunning backdrops for her vocal deliveries, whether languid like “No Pressure,” or upbeat and groovy on “Nobody Like You.” The songs arouse all kinds of emotions from the beginning to the end, it takes you on a musical journey that will desperately leave you wanting more.

“Him…” sums up Toya Nash’s considerable talents. She has a fantastic voice, full of emotion, and is able to relate complex feelings in a simple form. This is the mark of a true vocal artist.

Hopefully next time around, Toya will deliver us a full length album, to bathe our ears in, as the four-tracks on this Ep is just a wicked teaser!

Multi-talented artist, Toya Nash

Multi-talented artist, Toya Nash

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